Instruments & Gear

Gatchell Violins’ newest specially formulated carbon fiber instruments are made by Gatchell Innovations, Inc., and distributed by Gatchell Violins Company, Inc. throughout the USA.

Read more: Gatchell's New Instruments  

Instruments & Gear

The Paseo Model Trumpet and Trombone and the Maverick Model Trumpet and Trombone from BAC are hand-built at BAC’s Kansas City Factory.

Read more: New Trumpets and Trombones from BAC Musical Instruments

Instruments & Gear

The Chedeville RC Series Saxophone Mouthpieces feature a round chamber which creates a warm beautiful saxophone tone with excellent control and intonation.

Read more: New Mouthpieces from Chedeville

Instruments & Gear

Alfred Music’s Music for Little Mozarts series is celebrating its 20th birthday in 2019. Each of the four levels guides the child through a comprehensive musical learning experience using the piano, over approximately a two-year period.  

Read more: 'Music for Little Mozarts' from Alfred Music  

Instruments & Gear

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood),” the iconic song Mr. Rogers used to start each episode of his program, is available in two jazz ensemble arrangements from Hal Leonard.

Read more: New Arrangements from Hal Leonard 

Instruments & Gear

ReedGeek’s newest Klangbogen is the ClariKlang.

Read more: The ClariKlang from ReedGeek 

Instruments & Gear

First Solos & Duets by Edward Freytag is a new collection of grade-I solos and duets for snare drum, mallets, timpani and multi-percussion.

Read more: 'First Solos & Duets' from Row-Loff

Instruments & Gear

The anatomically-designed, antiallergic Chin Rest Zuerich is for violin and viola players.

Read more: Chin Rest Zuerich from Wittner 

Instruments & Gear

The Mute Caddy is for musicians who put their mutes on the ledge of their music stand or find themselves scrambling around the floor for their mutes during performances, recording sessions, or rehearsals.

Read more: The Mute Caddy 

Instruments & Gear

Stagg 52 Series Pro Drum Hardware is comprised of both single and double pedals, Hi-Hat, Snare, Cymbal (Straight & Boom) and a throne.

Read more: Stagg 52 Series Pro Drum Hardware

Directors who make a Difference

For over 20 years, School Band & Orchestra Magazine has been honoring amazing music educators from all 50 states. That's more than 1000 educators recognized for their outstanding contributions to music education programs!

Do you know a fantastic K-12 instrumental music educator who is deserving of recognition in SBO? Tell us why he or she should be featured in SBO’s annual "Directors Who Make a Difference" report.

Click here to nominate a director 

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